GNTC Named To Grainger Tools For Tomorrow Scholarship Program

Monday, April 21, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is one of 25 two-year colleges recently invited to participate in the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program. Through this program, Grainger offers qualified community college and technical college students financial scholarships in industrial and public safety programs.

“GNTC would like to thank Grainger for this opportunity,” said Jason Gamel, director of Institutional Advancement at Georgia Northwestern. “This partnership with Grainger exemplifies the importance of partnering with area businesses and the direct impact it will have for our students, employers, and our community.

Nearly 650 students earned Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarships since the program’s inception in 2006. This year, Grainger invited 25 new schools to participate in the program, and announced that students in public safety programs are now eligible, representing its largest expansion since 2010, when Grainger doubled the number of scholarships offered.

“The education and support these institutions provide empower students, which is vital in developing the skills and talent that will keep our infrastructure and communities strong,” says Lois Rouder, senior manager with Grainger.

Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, Grainger will offer a total of 250 scholarships of $2,000 each. Half of these scholarships are reserved for U.S. military veteran students.

For more information about the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow scholarship program, visit www.graingercsr.com/skilledtrades or contact Katelyn Murren at (847) 535-1272, or via email at katelyn.murren@grainger.com.




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